R.I.P: Director David R. Ellis Passes Away Age 60

R.I.P: Director David R. Ellis Passes Away Age 60

We are very sad to report that the Snakes On A Plane helmer, who was set to re-team with Samuel L. Jackson on an adaptation of the anime Kite, passed away suddenly early this morning in Johannesburg.

Director David R. Ellis has died suddenly in Johannesburg, South Africa. The cause of death is not yet known. Ellis was in South Africa preparing to direct the live-action adaptation of the 1998 Japanese anime Kite, which he would have re-teamed with Samuel L Jackson on. He had also been tapped to direct the horror flick Sprawl

Ellis was born in Los Angeles on September 10, 1952, and began his career as an actor, then stuntman and stunt coordinator. He moved on to helm second unit scenes on the likes of The Matrix Reloaded and Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, before directing Final Destination 2 in 2003, Cellular in 2004 and Snakes On A Plane in 2006. He then went on to direct Asylum in 2008, The Final Destination in 2009 and Shark Night 3D in 2011. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

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GLprime2814 - 1/7/2013, 3:06 PM
Sad news.
INFO - 1/7/2013, 3:16 PM
Man even though some of the movies he did were horrible i still give my respect to him R.I.P
Dnofsky - 1/7/2013, 3:17 PM
Harry Potter and the philosophers stone?
jimpinto24 - 1/7/2013, 3:20 PM
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/7/2013, 3:20 PM
Man, that is just so sad. Too many good people have passed away so unexpectedly. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to him, his family and friends. R.I.P., Mr. Ellis. Safe passage to heaven, sir.
EagleEye21 - 1/7/2013, 3:20 PM
As bad as Snakes on a Plane was, i still enjoyed how laughably bad it was, and Mr. Ellis will be missed
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/7/2013, 3:27 PM
Although I haven't seen any of his films, my respect, prayers, and heart goes out to him and his family and friends.
Dnofsky - 1/7/2013, 3:36 PM

I did not know that. Very interesting. You learn something new everyday.
PapaEmeritus - 1/7/2013, 3:47 PM
Now they can leave KITE alone.
FanboyTrump - 1/7/2013, 4:12 PM

Yeah, R.I.P. Mitch as well
marvel72 - 1/7/2013, 4:16 PM
r.i.p david r.ellis

thanks for the shit movies :)
shamo - 1/7/2013, 4:35 PM
i loved cellular. rest of the movies were pretty shitty though.
marvel72 - 1/7/2013, 6:27 PM
@ dextermorgan75

funny you didn't pull up "info" for his comment but you did me.

my mistake r.i.p david r.ellis thanks for the great movies.

my mother told me to never lie & i just did.
DrDoom - 1/7/2013, 7:43 PM
abw2 - 1/8/2013, 12:39 PM

Snakes On A Plane was an entertaining film, at the very least... So, this is, pretty, unfortunate... R.I.P. Mr. Ellis... *unfortunate*; *smh*; :(

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